We look forward to seeing you at the
2024 Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon
March 13, 2024 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL 34221

An annual celebration of people who make Manatee County
a special place to live and work through their giving

For questions about tickets/table purchases, please email events@manateecf.org.

Our 2024 Awardees Have Been Announced!

  • Lorenzo Liberti, Young Spirit Award, nominated by Turning Points;
  • The Sertoma Club of Bradenton, Community Spirit Award, nominated by Turning Points;
  • Johnette Isham (Posthumous), Charles Clapsaddle Community Spotlight Award, nominated by Realize Bradenton, Inc.;
  • H. Lawrence Clark, Leadership Spirit Award, nominated by Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County and Pace Center for Girls;
  • Amanda and John Horne, Mary E Parker Lifetime Spirit Award, nominated by Pace Center for Girls, Manatee, The Patterson Foundation’s Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, SunCoast Blood Centers, and Tidewell Foundation.

Learn more about our 2023 Awardees below.

Mary E. Parker Lifetime Spirit Award
Bob & Carol Carter
Nominated by Meals on Wheels PLUS and The Center on Anna Maria Island

Leadership Spirit Award
Conrad & Ruth Ann Szymanski
Nominated by Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County and Children’s Home Society

Community Spirit Award
Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club
Nominated by HOPE Family Services, Children’s Guardian Fund, SMART and SOLVE Maternity Homes

Charles Clapsaddle
Community Spotlight Award
Tom Waters
Nominated by John Berkey

Young Spirit Award
Brooklynn Deckman
Rowlett Academies for Arts and Communication

Thanks to our premier sponsor each year, the Milestone Financial Group at Morgan Stanley.